Trivia Quiz On Headache

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A headache is often characterized by discomfort or pain in any region of the brain. More often than not, headaches occur as a result of a surge in blood pressure, migraine or anxiety. According to the World Health Organization, headaches account for over 50 percent of symptoms reported by patients all over the world. Do you know all types of headaches? Get tested in this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What type of headaches is characterized by throbbing pain?

    • A.

      Migraine

    • B.

      Cluster headache

    • C.

      Spinal headache

    • D.

      Tension-types headache

    Correct Answer
    C. Spinal headache
    Explanation
    A spinal headache is characterized by throbbing pain. This type of headache is caused by a leakage of cerebrospinal fluid from the spinal canal, usually after a spinal tap or epidural anesthesia. The throbbing pain is often felt in the back of the head or neck and can be worsened by standing or sitting upright. Other symptoms may include nausea, dizziness, and sensitivity to light. Treatment options for spinal headaches include bed rest, increased fluid intake, and medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these is not a cause of headaches?

    • A.

      Dehydration

    • B.

      Fatigue 

    • C.

      Polyuria

    • D.

      Stress

    Correct Answer
    C. Polyuria
    Explanation
    Polyuria is not a cause of headaches. Polyuria refers to excessive urination, which is not directly related to the development of headaches. Headaches can be caused by various factors such as dehydration, fatigue, and stress, but not polyuria.

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  • 3. 

    What type of headache is benign and recurrent?

    • A.

      Primary headache

    • B.

      Secondary headache 

    • C.

      Tension-type headache

    • D.

      Cluster headache

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary headache
    Explanation
    A primary headache is a benign and recurrent type of headache. Unlike secondary headaches, which are caused by an underlying medical condition, primary headaches occur on their own without any identifiable cause. Tension-type headaches and cluster headaches are examples of primary headaches. Therefore, the correct answer is primary headache.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is not a primary headache?

    • A.

      Neuralgia

    • B.

      Cluster headaches

    • C.

      Hypnic headache

    • D.

      Meningitis 

    Correct Answer
    D. Meningitis 
    Explanation
    Meningitis is not a primary headache because it is not a type of headache at all. Meningitis is a serious medical condition characterized by inflammation of the meninges, the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It is typically caused by a viral or bacterial infection and presents with symptoms such as severe headache, fever, stiff neck, and sensitivity to light. While headaches can be a symptom of meningitis, it is not considered a primary headache disorder like neuralgia, cluster headaches, and hypnic headaches, which have no underlying cause and are not associated with any other medical condition.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is associated with sensitivity to light and pain?

    • A.

      Occipital neuralgia 

    • B.

      Migraine

    • C.

      Primary stabbing headache

    • D.

      Hypnic headache

    Correct Answer
    B. Migraine
    Explanation
    Migraine is associated with sensitivity to light and pain. Migraine attacks often cause photophobia (sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (sensitivity to sound). Additionally, migraines can cause severe headaches characterized by throbbing or pulsating pain. These symptoms can be worsened by exposure to light or loud noises. Therefore, migraines are closely associated with sensitivity to light and pain.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is characterized by headaches due to inflammation of the meninges?

    • A.

      Meningitis 

    • B.

      Hepatitis 

    • C.

      Arteritis 

    • D.

      Glaucoma

    Correct Answer
    A. Meningitis 
    Explanation
    Meningitis is characterized by headaches due to inflammation of the meninges, which are the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. This inflammation can cause severe headaches, along with other symptoms such as fever, neck stiffness, and sensitivity to light. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, arteritis is inflammation of the arteries, and glaucoma is a condition that affects the eyes and does not typically cause headaches due to meningeal inflammation. Therefore, the correct answer is Meningitis.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these brain parts is not sensitive to aches?

    • A.

      Venous sinuses

    • B.

      Frontal lobe

    • C.

      Extracranial arteries 

    • D.

      Middle meningeal arteries 

    Correct Answer
    B. Frontal lobe
    Explanation
    The frontal lobe is not sensitive to aches. The frontal lobe is responsible for higher cognitive functions such as decision-making, problem-solving, and personality. It is not involved in pain perception. On the other hand, venous sinuses, extracranial arteries, and middle meningeal arteries are all sensitive to aches as they are involved in the blood supply and drainage of the brain, and any issues or inflammation in these areas can cause pain.

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  • 8. 

    What condition is characterized by headaches due to impaired vision

    • A.

      Acute closed angle glaucoma 

    • B.

      Post-ictal headaches

    • C.

      Temporal arteritis

    • D.

      Brain tumor

    Correct Answer
    A. Acute closed angle glaucoma 
    Explanation
    Acute closed angle glaucoma is a condition characterized by headaches due to impaired vision. In this condition, the angle between the iris and the cornea narrows, leading to increased pressure in the eye. This increased pressure can cause severe eye pain, blurred vision, and headaches. If left untreated, acute closed angle glaucoma can lead to permanent vision loss. Therefore, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if experiencing these symptoms.

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  • 9. 

    What kind of headaches is caused by an underlying disease?

    • A.

      Primary headache

    • B.

      Secondary headache

    • C.

      Cluster headache 

    • D.

      Primary sex headache

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary headache
    Explanation
    Secondary headaches are caused by an underlying disease or condition, such as a sinus infection, head injury, or brain tumor. Unlike primary headaches, which are not associated with any underlying cause, secondary headaches are a symptom of another health issue. Therefore, secondary headaches are the type of headaches that are caused by an underlying disease.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these headaches is treated with triptans?

    • A.

      Cluster headache

    • B.

      Primary sex headache

    • C.

      Hemicrania continua

    • D.

      Trigeminal neuralgia

    Correct Answer
    A. Cluster headache
    Explanation
    Triptans are a class of medications commonly used to treat cluster headaches. Cluster headaches are intense, severe headaches that occur in cyclical patterns or clusters. They are often described as one-sided and are accompanied by symptoms such as eye watering, nasal congestion, and restlessness. Triptans work by constricting blood vessels and reducing inflammation in the brain, providing relief from cluster headaches. Therefore, the correct answer is cluster headache.

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